Help at a small-holding near the beautiful town of Ostuni, Italy



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    We are an English couple living 3km outside Ostuni in Puglia, Southern Italy.

    We have a four large dogs, two cats, ten+ goats, ducks, chickens and bees. There's are 5 acres of land with olive trees as well as other fruit and nut trees. We maintain the land organically and always have some project underway.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are practically self-sufficient with the food and energy that we produce. Cathy will be happy to talk food with you, and Keith self-sufficiency and energy projects. Depending on the season, cheese-making or sausage making could be in progress.

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    The work that we are doing depends on the season and weather, and whichever project is at the top of the list!

    There are always the animals and veggies to look after.

    Constant activities include harvesting (walnuts, olives, fruit, almonds), weeding, pruning, strimming / weed-whacking, processing wood for the fire and for mulching.

    We also spend a lot of time maintaining and improving our home, a centuries old stone house. This may include painting, cleaning and small building works.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Italian: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    Very comfortable double bedroom and own bathroom with stone vaulted ceilings.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    On your days off we're happy to run you to the train station in Ostuni where you can take trains to Lecce, Brindisi, Bari, Monopoli etc. You can walk to the beautiful town of Ostuni in about 30 minutes.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Please let us know if you need to work online while you are here, we can be flexible and have a pretty good internet connection.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Plenty of space on the land to park your van. You are welcome to stay in it, or in the house.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    We like to work hard and play hard. Please ask about hours if it is important to you.

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Host ref number: 18838664234b